Friday, February 15, 2019

Political maps need to be ‘salamandered’

A decade ago Indiana was a battleground for control of Congress. Between 2004 and 2010, there were six U.S. House seats that flipped. We...

Post-street-fair garden muses

Street Fair’s a wrap again. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Not at Angelkeep. Yet. But frequent visits to local retailers indicate...

Democrats’ smear of Kavanaugh sunk their own Senate chances

Just a few weeks ago, analysts thought that control of the U.S. Senate was in play this November and that momentum was shifting to...

The madness of college basketball goes well beyond March

Until last week it seemed that the Division 1 college basketball industry could produce nothing more risible than its pieties about cherishing the amateurism...

Open on Thanksgiving? I was glad one store was

I didn’t go anywhere for Thanksgiving, except for that run for cottage cheese at 3:45 p.m. You must understand — cottage cheese is a staple...

The Christmas story is a source of hope, even for...

One of the odder moments of the Christmas narrative — often left out of pageants and children’s storybooks — is when Mary encounters Simeon...

Don’t ask government for love, Tucker

Tucker Carlson is completely right about one thing: The decline of marriage is a great challenge of our times. I’ve written a whole book...

Trump can call Democrats’ bluff on border security — and regain...

Having lost the government shutdown standoff, President Trump has also lost his leverage. But there is one way he can get it back. Democrats are...

Oregon says ‘yes’ to self-serve gas and people panic

Since 1951 it has been a law in Oregon that people who own gas stations must always have an attendant on duty to pump...

‘Almost’ is only good in horseshoes

Something you may have read in this space before: one of the best parts of this job has been the people I meet; the...